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1971 Verner Panton "PANTONOVA" Sofa by X Design Denmark circa 1977 James Bond

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Large 10-piece Pantonova modular sofa by Verner Panton, design 1971 Featured in James Bond "The spy who loved me" in 1977 Year: 1971 Serial production model The wire furniture in this series consists of parallel wire rods with open sides. It was designed and produced as part of the work for the Varna restaurant in Arhus, DK. All the seating can be freely combined, has individual or connected fixed upholstery and can accordingly be arranged into different formations. The seating is supplemented by shelving systems, tables and accessories. This rare black anodized production was manufactured by X Design in Denmark that took over the production in the late 1970s and was purchased by the previous owner in 1978 The set has its original Ox blood Red Kvadrat Tonus fabric seating pads but a more minimal and yet still comfortable way to show it is without the seating pads There are 5 straight seating elements, 2 corner seating elements, a round table with original smoked glass top and 2 lower tables that can be used to make curves in the set Dimensions listed are for 1 straight element, the other dimensions are available upon request.

Details

  • Creator
    Verner Panton (Designer)
  • Design
    Pantonova ChairPantonova Series
  • Dimensions
    Height: 30.32 in. (77 cm)Width: 29.53 in. (75 cm)Depth: 29.53 in. (75 cm)Seat Height: 17.33 in. (44 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 10
  • Style
    Space Age (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1978
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Original used vintage condition with original fabric that can be replaced upon request in our upholstery atelier Normal wear consistent with age and use to the Anodised black steel.
  • Seller Location
    bergen op zoom, NL
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU930122709672

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About the Designer

Verner Panton

Verner Panton introduced the word “groovy” — or at least its Danish equivalent — into the Scandinavian-modern design lexicon. He developed fantastical, futuristic forms and embraced bright colors and new materials such as plastic, fabric-covered polyurethane foam and steel-wire framing. And Panton’s ebullient Pop art sensibility made him an international design star of the 1960s and ’70s. This radical departure from classic Danish modernism, however, actually stemmed from his training under the greats of that design style. Born on the largely rural Danish island of Funen, Panton studied architecture and engineering at Copenhagen’s Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, where the lighting designer Poul Henningsen was one of his teachers. After graduating, in 1951, Panton worked in the architectural office of Arne Jacobsen, and he became a close friend of Hans Wegner's. Henningsen taught a scientific approach to design; Jacobsen was forever researching new materials; and Wegner, the leader in modern furniture design using traditional woodworking and joinery, encouraged experimental form. Panton opened his own design office in 1955, issuing tubular-steel chairs with woven seating. His iconoclastic aesthetic was announced with his 1958 Cone chair, modified a year later as the Heart chair. Made of upholstered sheet metal and with a conical base in place of legs, the design shocked visitors to a Copenhagen furniture fair. Panton went on to successive bravura technical feats. His curving, stackable 1960 Panton chair, his most popular design, was the first chair to be made from a single piece of molded plastic. Three years later, he introduced the S model, the first legless chair crafted from a single piece of plywood, cantilevered on a round metal base. Panton would spend the latter 1960s and early ’70s developing all-encompassing room environments composed of sinuous and fluid-formed modular seating made of foam and metal wire. He also created a series of remarkable lighting designs, most notably his Fun chandeliers — introduced in 1964 and composed of scores of shimmering capiz-shell disks — and the space-age VP Globe pendant light of 1969. As you will see from the offerings on these pages, Panton’s designs are made to stand out and put an eye-catching exclamation point on even the most modern decor.
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